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Do you like any hip-hop or rap (which artists/songs are your favorites)?

Asked by Dansedescygnes (2881points) April 22nd, 2009

I know a lot of people hate on rap and hip-hop and I’m no huge fan (of rap at least, I mean it is essentially talking over a small 3-note or so tune repeated ad nauseum), but I do like a few things.

For one, I like a lot of R&B and pop-rap like T-Pain, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Flo Rida, etc.

As for actual rap, I only like a few songs like “Universal Mind Control” by Common, a few songs by Andre Nickatina, “Go Girl” by Pitbull, etc. “Universal Mind Control” by Common. This song was danced to by the dance team at my school and I got to dance to it as well. It’s just fun in my opinion. Same with “Go Girl”. Both of those also played at a couple parties I went to.

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hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Matisyahu is about as rap as I go.

Likeradar's avatar

Usually not, although I have a weird little inexplicable weakness for Jay-z.

And Rhymenocerous v Hiphopatamus is possibly the most genius song ever written.

Blondesjon's avatar

What have you got, child?

Aethelwine's avatar

Ludacris, DMX, Snoop, Busta, Cypress Hill.

Facade's avatar

hip hop and rap nowadays is shitty and i hate it.

Blondesjon's avatar

i’ve never heard of Huh?, are they East Coast or West Coast?

JamesL's avatar

I am more into underground than mainstream. I could start with Immortal Technique, Jedi Mind Tricks, Mos Def, Common, Akir, Brother Ali, RA The Rugged Man, Jurassic 5, A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, KRS-One, Nas…etc

upholstry's avatar

I’ve been listening to a lot of underground (= good lyrics). Some of the more popular ones I like are Common (older stuff), Del the Funky Homosapien (Both Sides…) or Kool Keith (Dr. Octagon!!).

Less well-known are Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, Cage. The Def Jux label is pretty reliable…

kenmc's avatar

I can dig on some underground stuff. But I like more of the 90’s gangsta rap. It’s musically good and hilarious.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

p.o.s., murs, k-os, a tribe called quest, atmosphere, kanye, blackalicious, jurassic 5, flobots, ludacris, lil wayne, lupe fiasco, aesop rock, the cool kids, busdriver(<333333333), notorious BIG, plies, grayskul, the roots, clipse, i self devine, hotstylz, gang starr, deltron 3030, living legends

i’m going out on a limb here, but 3oh!3 and gym class heroes too :p

helloimcat's avatar

you gotta check out Common’s “Go” album. WAAAAY more awesome than UMC. Right now I’m all about The Roots, Lauryn Hill, Atmosphere (When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint that Shit Gold), and Black Star (mos def and talib kweli)

katieweimer's avatar

i love kanye. atmosphere, tribe called quest, 2 pac, jay z, lupe fiasco, biggie, lil wayne.

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